The Department of Tourism (DOT) has asked City Garden Hotel to explain why its accreditation should not be revoked after a party that resulted in the death of a flight attendant happened in the hotel’s premises.
Christine Dacera, a 23-year-old flight attendant, died after attending a New Year’s Eve party in the hotel.
“We understand based on reports that several individuals have checked-in or spent the evening in one of your rooms on the said date,” said DOT Regional Director Woodrow Maquiling Jr. in a January 5 letter.
Maquiling Jr. asked the hotel why it continues to accept guests “for leisure purposes” despite being used as a quarantine facility.
The DOT noted that its Administrative Order No. 2020-006-C “provides that hotels accommodating guests for staycation purposes must not be concurrently used as a quarantine or isolation facility.”
The DOT ordered City Garden Hotel to explain in writing within three days why its accreditation should not be suspended or revoked due to the violation.